Hi friends!  It's Friday and time for another Viva la Verve! sketch over on the brand new blog! This week's sketch is by Teresa and lots of fun to dress up.

I pulled out a couple of sets that I haven't stamped with for a while and got to work.  First up, I masked off the when skies are gray sentiment from Rain or Shine and stamped just the You make me happy sentiment on barely banana.  Then I did the reverse and stamped just the when skies are gray on a sliver of cardstock and rounded the corners for my tab.  My gray skies panel is made by embossing the clouds folder on smoky slate then sponging with smoky slate ink and matting with basic gray.  The basic grey vertical panel is embossed with a honeycomb folder and the soft sky card base is embossed with polka dots for tons of texture!

I matted the sentiment circle with a pinking circle die cut to make it a little sunshine and added some liquid pearl accents.  The butterfly is from the So Fluttery set and I stamped it in Soft Sky and then die cut with the Flutterby Die.  some bling and Pastel Sequin Mix finish things off.

That's all on the how to.  I'm still having lots of ear pain and dizziness.  Went to the doctor yesterday and apparently my middle ear infection spread to an outer ear infection as well. So antibiotic ear drops for me (and if you've ever intentionally poured liquid into your ears you know this is not a pleasant thing!) for the next week.  Hope your weekend is looking more exciting than ear drops!  LOL

Enabler's List
Stamps: Rain or Shine, So Fluttery (Verve Stamps)
Paper: barely banana, soft sky, basic gray, smoky slate (SU!)
Ink: soft sky, smoky slate (SU!), black
Accessories: Flutterby Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Pastel Sequin Mix (Verve), Classic & Pinking Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), bling, liquid pearls, cloud embossing folder (SU!), polka dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug), honeycomb texture fades (Sizzix), corner rounder


  1. Beautiful!!! I love the colors and the way you split that great sentiment. So pretty!
    I'm thinking my weekend will be much more fun than eardrops. LOL! Take it easy and stay out of this relentless cold.

  2. Oh, ick. I remember ear drops. I had them all.the.time when I was a little girl. My chiropractor really helped my family with earaches and such. Do you have one that you could check with?

    Your card is beautiful. I like the embossing on the main panel - It gives the card a fun sunshine and clouds look!


  3. Your card makes me happy. Love the colors and sweet sentiment.

  4. what a glorious sky you created with the jumbo sun and the beautiful embossed clouds! the texture here is amazing, Julee!

  5. Love the blue and grey combo and of course the embossed polka dots :) Lovely big sun and the bling is the perfect touch. Here's hoping those drops do their job quickly ((hugs))!

  6. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Oh, I love this! The colors are just perfect and I love how you divided the sentiment. I sure hope you feel better very soon. Thinking I need those pinking circles now...

  8. This is so clean and fresh, like a breath of spring air. :)

    Do hope you'll be on the mend soon, Julee. That ear infection business sounds like no fun at all.

  9. Oh I do love this card.
    Love all the details you added.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Can't wait to play with the next sketch though you may see a few from last weeks and the colors popping up on my blog. I have some I started and didn't quite get finished yet. lol.
    Have the best weekend ever!

  10. Thank you for sharing this lovely card! It makes me sentimental to see it, as I used to sing this to my son when he fit in my arms, and now he's much bigger than I. Thank you for being so generous as to share it despite your illness. God bless, and I hope you heal quickly!!

  11. I just got this stamp set and I am looking forward to using it. Espicailly now that I have seen some awesome inspiration. Have a great day and a Happy New Year-- Ps I just became a follower I follow the other blog, but did not realize you had this one WOW!!! great blog
    DIANA L.

  12. Beautiful card! Love the colors and that sun...perfect!! Feel better!

  13. so pretty - love the embossed panel, all the layers and the bling.

  14. Oooh Julie, so many wonderful elements on this card. I love the colors and embossing, just perfect!

  15. This is just GORGEOUS, Julee! I LOVE it!

  16. This is just GORGEOUS, Julee! I LOVE it!


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